In a world where humans and gods coexist, Arata is a member of the important Hime clan. One day, he winds up switching places with Arata Hihara, his counterpart in the modern world. As Arata of the Hime acclimates to the life of a high school student, Hihara sets out on a life-changing journey in an unfamiliar land...The Shinsho Kitsutsune, Arata Hihara's most daunting foe so far, has stolen the hearing of everyone but Arata himself. Bad as this is, it's made worse when Arata learns that music may be the weapon that can defeat his enemy. Arata and his allies work through this problem and manage to launch an effective assault on Kitsutsune, only to have nature violently intervene and force Arata to act to save lives and face the very real prospect of losing the battle!
Yuu Watase debuted in the Shojo Comic manga anthology in 1989. She won the 43rd Shogakukan Manga Award with Ceres: Celestial Legend. One of her most famous works is Fushigi Yugi, a series that has inspired the prequel Fushigi Yugi: Genbu Kaiden. In 2008, Arata: The Legend started serialization in Shonen Sunday.